The Film Festival of Mexico City is celebrated in one of the largest cosmopolitans in the world, with a film tradition that has seen the greatest filmmakers in Latin America, as well as great masters of world cinema.
For almost a week, film professionals from various countries will gather in Mexico City to appreciate the almost 80 films that will make up the international team. The appointment is between directors, producers, scriptwriters, distributors, press, among others; where the great winner is the cinematographic art.

LOCATION: Mexico City, Mexico
FESTIVAL DATES: JULY 18 – 20, 2019

15.1.- Feature films:
Best Fiction Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Experimental Feature Film
15.2.- Short films:
Best Fiction Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Terror Short Film
Best LGBT Short Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best Opera Prima Short Film
Best Indie Short Film
Best Student Short Film

1.- The call is for filmmakers from all over the world, in any language.
2.- Films that have been sent to the previous edition can not participate.
3.- The duration of the films is of the type of short films and feature films. The short films must have a maximum duration of 35 minutes. Feature films must be longer than 36 minutes.
4.- The allowed genres for films are: genre fiction, documentary, experimental, horror, LGBT and animation.
5.- Movies of any subject are accepted. Only films that violate the rights of any person, race, creed, social status, etc. will not be admitted.
6.- Films that are in a different language must be subtitled in Spanish or English. You can send the subtitles in the srt file.
7.- An author or a group can present any number of films.
8.- It is not required that the film is debuting; You may have participated in other festivals and may also be available online.
9.- A selection will be made to know the films that will be screened during the festival.
10.- Registration will be made directly with the festival, by writing to, or online via the platform of your choice. In any case, the registration fee must be applied.
11.- The competing CATEGORIES are:
11.1.- Feature films:
Fiction Feature Film
Documentary Feature Film
Experimental Feature Film
11.2.- Short films:
Fiction short film
Documentary Short Film
Experimental short film
Terror Short film
LGBT short film
Animation Short Film
Opera Prima Short Film
Indie Short Film
Student Short Film
Web/New media
Music videos
The directors and / or producers will be notified through the website and social networks of the festival about their selection as finalists on July 14, 2019.

Overall Rating
  • julian reboratti

    Great festival and great communications form the staff too!...

    August 2019

    The selection of my last script "Superior Being" at the festival Ciudad de México Internacional Film Festival (CIMIFF) was a great joy for me. The fact that someone liked the story, which I had the luck and the privilege to "see" as the first, to see through the eyes of my imagination.
    The selection in the homeland of such great filmmakers as Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu or Emmanuel Lubezki and many others is a great distinction, a distinction for which I am extremely grateful.
    It turns out that joy can be even greater! Often we often get more than we could have dreamed of. The script was not only selected but it won the main prize - "Best screenplay"!
    Once again, I would like to thank the organisers of the festival and the jury for this great distinction.

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Gracias por sus palabras y reconocer nuestro cine. Es todo un honor tener su película en nuestro festival. Felicidades

  • A competition of excellent standard! Great communication. A quality selection. I recommend it!

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Muchas gracias y felicitaciones!

  • Wonderful festival! Everything on schedule. Good value and high quality venue and certificates. Happy to be Best Screenplay winner for 2018. Looking forward to the next edition. Bravo!

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Hola Steve. Disculpa responder tan tarde. Ha sido un placer tenerte en nuestro festival.